Kids’ self-control linked to their BMI as adults

Washington,  Young children, who practise self-control and delay gratification longer in terms of eating habits the age of four, have a lower body mass...

Protein used to treat cancer modified to boost potency, reduce toxicity

London :   Scientists have improved potency and reduced side effects of a naturally occurring protein used to treat cancers.The utility of the protein,...

Flu vaccine halves risk of heart attack in vulnerable patients

Washington,  A new study has revealed that flu vaccine may help to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by more than 50...

Tall, thin women more susceptible to Mycobacterial disease

Washington :   Researchers at National Jewish Health have revealed that tall, thin women face a greater risk of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM),...

`Junk DNA` could promote cancer progression

Washington :  At least one genetic malfunction in a sequence considered junk DNA has a dire and specific effect: promoting cancer growth, scientists at...

Quitting smoking can improve mental health

Washington,  Researchers at Washington University have found a strong link between quitting smoking and improved mental health. Health professionals who treat people with psychiatric...

Systemic inflammation may cause depression

Washington :  Scientists have found that systemic inflammation causes an increase in depressive symptoms and metabolic changes in the parts of the brain responsible...

Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen cancer symptoms among teens

Washington : Researchers at the University of Montreal, has suggested that mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens. Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise...

Special secy health transferred

Karachi : Provincial government has transferred Special Secretary Health (Admin) Dr Mansoor in Higher Education Commission Sindh on secretary post. The provincial government also issued...

`Marathon mice` and `couch potato mice` help find key to muscle fitness

Washington :  Small pieces of genetic material called microRNAs are identified as the missing link between the 2 defining features of muscle fitness --...

Snoring during pregnancy linked to high blood pressure

Washington, Women who begin snoring during pregnancy are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure and preeclampsia, a new research from the University...

`Healthy` preterm babies at high risk for lower academic achievement

Washington,  Scientists have claimed that premature babies are at higher risk for lower academic achievement, especially in mathematics.Natacha Akshoomoff, PhD, of the Department of...

Why pot bellied people are at highest health risk

Washington,  People, who have excessive abdominal fat are more likely to acquire heart disease and cancer than individuals having similar body mass index (BMI)...

Quitting cigarettes reduces respiratory problems ‘within weeks’

Washington :  Young adults aged 18 to 24 years who stop smoking for at least two weeks report substantially fewer respiratory symptoms, especially coughing,...

Two more dengue patients die

Karachi :  Two more dengue viral fever patient died in private hospitals of Karachi and Hyderabad on Friday, increasing the death toll to 18...

Mistletoe `may give kiss of death to cancer`

Washington :  Mistletoe, which has become an important symbol of Christmas, also has the potential to play a vital role as an alternative therapy...

Older dads likelier to have autistic grandchildren

Washington :   Men who have children when they are older have a greater chance of having grandchildren with autism compared to younger grandfathers,...

Is poor diet of shift workers a new form of occupational hazard?

Washington, The poor diet of shift workers should be considered as a new occupational health hazard, a new study has claimed.The new editorial draws...

DUHS signs agreement with two Turkish varsities

Karachi,  Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences signed an agreement with Prof. Dr. Cemil Celik Rector, Inonu University,...

Now, e-nose to sniff out prostate cancer using urine samples

Washington : Researchers have established that a novel noninvasive technique can detect prostate cancer using an electronic nose.In a proof of principle study, the...